Briwat & Frog Legs (Patas de Rana)

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WE RETURNED LAST night to Santorini’s (click here if you don’t already know about our favorite Greek restaurant). We had our usual (and, as usual, exceptional) dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and other exceptional Greek dishes. But, because it’s Ramadan this month, the owners (originally from Morocco) had many Moroccan dishes to share. We got to sample briwats. I could have had an entire meal of them. On our way home, San Geraldo got to hear the baby alligators (click here) and I managed to get some photos in the dark. They were everywhere!

My friend Mistress Borghese — and anyone else who has a problem with frogs — should not scroll beyond my after-dinner drink. You’ll see more than just their legs!


REGRESAMOS ANOCHE A Restaurante Santorini (haz clic aquí si aún no conoces nuestro restaurante griego favorito). Teníamos nuestros típicos (y, como siempre, excepcionales) dolmades (hojas de parra rellenas) y otros platos griegos excepcionales. Pero, como es Ramadán este mes, los propietarios (originarios de Marruecos) tenían muchos platos marroquíes para compartir. Probamos “briwats.” Podría haber tenido una comida completa de ellos. De camino a casa, escuchamos a los cocdrilitos (haz clic aquí) y logré sacar algunas fotos en la oscuridad. ¡Estaban en todas partes!

Mi amigo Mistress Borghese — y cualquier otra persona que tenga un problema con las ranas — no deben desplazarse más allá de mi chupito. ¡Verás más que solo sus piernas!

Briwat (or Briouat) is a puff pastry from Morocco. Ours were savory, filled with mince, onion, egg, and other good things. Sweet briwats are filled with almond or peanut paste and, after cooking, (fried or baked) dipped in warm honey flavored with orange blossom water.

Briwat (o Briouat) es un pastele relleno de Marruecos. Las nuestras eran sabrosas, rellenas de carne picada, cebolla, huevo y otras cosas buenas. Los briwats dulces se rellenan con pasta de almendra o maní y, después de cocinarlos (fritos o al horno) se sumergen en miel tibia con agua de azahar.

Mistress Borghese:
Do not look below the Baileys!

Mistress Borghese:
No mires más allá del Bailey.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

22 thoughts on “Briwat & Frog Legs (Patas de Rana)”

  1. YUM! Love the Greek food and the Briwat looks delish!
    Are the frogs in a tank at the restaurant?

    1. David:
      Never, as far as I know. It’s not a French restaurant. Besides, don’t they simply taste like chicken?

    1. Adam:
      Oh, that’s right. Sorry about that. I should have warned you, too!

  2. I have had frog legs before. Meh. Tastes like chicken.
    The briwats, however, sound dee-lish! Almost like an empanada.

    1. Bob:
      The briwats were so good. I’d love to try other kinds. As for frog legs, no thanks. If I want chicken, I’ll eat chicken.

  3. chills just went up my spine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And upon getting back, during a almost tornado here, with a mess at the Casa…long story, what was on the stairs coming in???? A huge frog!!!!! I started to hyperventilate and freeze up. I only hope Nocturne, my raven, and some hawks will come eat them!!!!!! Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck…….

    1. Maddie, we came home to a massive pile of turkey poop on our front step! I’d rather be greeted by a frog any day!

      1. Deedles:
        You are the only people I know who have turkey poop on their front step!

    2. Mistress Maddie:
      That was the reaction I had when a tarantula was waiting at our front door in San Diego!

  4. I knew somewhere frog legs is somebody’s idea of fine cuisine, but the whole amphibian? That’s a new one.

    1. Kirk:
      I wonder why the rest of the frog is never mentioned in French cuisine… or Vietnam, Thailand, Northern Italy, Portugal, Spain… I had no idea it was so common!

    1. Jennifer:
      We have never had a less than perfect meal at Santorini’s!

    1. Debra:
      And now I’ll be singing that song for the rest of the night! “And people tend to pass you over cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky.” (I remember random lines… like that one!)

  5. Aww, the frogs are so frickin’ cute! We had some loud ones while camping this week. Had the park almost to ourselves so we were able to hear a lot of the critters. There was even a little left over snow on the ground. It was perfect. I love frogs.

    1. Deedles:
      There was even a little left over snow on the ground?!? Hotel! Hotel! (But I do love those sounds.)

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